Orange-Curd Cookies

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 32 min.
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Ingredients

for
30
For the dough
120 grams
75 grams
½ teaspoon
freshly grated Ginger root
1 pinch
ground Cinnamon
1 pinch
ground Cloves
1
2 tablespoons
250 grams
for preperation
Pastry flour (for the work surface)
For orange curd
1
untreated Orange (juice and zest)
20 grams
60 grams
1
1 centiliter

Preparation steps

1.

For the orange curd, squeeze the orange and our the juice through a sieve. Stir the butter in hot water with sugar, orange zest and juice. Continue stirring until the butter has melted.

2.

Whisk the egg, and gradually add. Stir until the mixture is creamy. Stir in the cointreau.

3.

Pour the mixture into a clean, hot glass and allow to cool.

4.

For the dough, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Stir in the ginger, spices, egg and orange juice. Sift the flour and add. Knead into a smooth dough. Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic. Cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

5.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).

6.

Roll the dough onto a floured surface until thin. Cut out 0.3 cm flowers. Place the flowers on a lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and slide the baking paper off the tray. Allow to cool.

7.

Cover each cookie with a dollop of the orange curd. Serve.